STAINED GLASS MUSEUM
Please note that the Stained Glass Museum will be closed to the public on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 May due to high-level rewiring work taking place in the Museum entrance/shop area
This unique museum offers an insight into the history and techniques of stained glass. Experience over 800 years of Bristish Stained Glass. You will learn the secrets of this ancient craft and glimpse its role in the unfolding story of British history.
Our Main Gallery contains displays of stained glass windows ranging over eight centuries in specially illuminated cases. It offers a rare opportunity to view stained glass up close, to compare windows produced at different times, in different styles, and for different settings.
The Museum is located on the upper level of Ely Cathedral in the south triforium, and is accessed by a short spiral staircase. A touch-screen virtual museum visit is available through our interactive display on the ground floor. Please ask at the Cathedral Front Desk to use this and other accessibility facilities or visit our website to learn more about our access arrangements.
Visit www.stainedglassmuseum.com to see works from the collection, events, workshops and further information.
The Stained Glass Museum shop has a range of gifts, cards and books relating to stained glass and also work by local glass artists.
Friends of the Museum
Friends support the work of the museum in various ways and also enjoy a variety of events and visits to do with stained glass and associated arts in a wider context.
Special Events & Facilities
- Gallery Guide, Audio tour & DVD
- School visits
- Guided tours
- Lectures & Gallery talks
- Corporate private viewing
- Visits and Study weekends
- Regular stained glass workshops
- Research facilities including a dedicated library of over 2,000 books
Monday - Saturday
CLOSED: Good Friday, 25 and 26 December
Last admissions half an hour before closing
Group Tours available on request. Please download a booking form.
Jasmine Allen - Curator
The Stained Glass Museum
Registered charity number 274776
The Museum Shop
The Virgin Mary receiving the Archangel Gabriel's message
An early 15th-century roundel of Reynard the Fox
The Ascent of Elijah c.1863